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Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Took a walk at Red Rock today, just west of Las Vegas, only ten miles from where I live. Below: looking north to iron stained hills at dusk Below: looking south to a limestone outcropping with Yucca Below: desert wash

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Finishing The Book

Here’s my plan leading up to my August 1st deadline. May: 500 words a day on all unfinished topics until completed. June: Organizing all materials into the chapters described in my original proposal. Heavy revising to get word count down. … Continue reading

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The Boundless Enthusiasm of A Western State

Photographed at some museum near Reno, Nevada. The state has always been raw since the Comstock strike and the wild, boomtown days of Tonopah and Goldfield. An acceptance of legal gambling throughout the state, and prostitution, in some counties, Nevada … Continue reading

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The Nevada State Flag That Never Was

Updated: November 23, 2020 Nevada’s history is as rich as its mines. While reviewing Nevada’s symbols, features and images, I came across a story on a proposed state flag that never was. Flag designs need Legislative approval and this one … Continue reading

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Dedicated Tablets for Book Titles?

The Amazon Fire tablet is now selling for $39.99 at Target. Earlier models cost less. It’s WiFi only and comes with a seven inch screen. That’s roughly the size of a conventional trade paperback. What if an e-book was bundled … Continue reading

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Fun With Photoshop’s Photomerge

My Canon EOS M3 does not have a panorama feature, consequently, I am using Photoshop’s Photomerge function (external link) to produce wide area shots. This is the first time I’ve gone through this process and I am pleased with the … Continue reading

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Radioactive Cows and Operation Haylift

I’ve added two new posts to NevadaAg.com (external link). One post describes the experimental dairy farm at the Nevada Test Site in Nye County. The other details Operation Haylift, which saw the United State’s Air Force dropping tons of alfalfa … Continue reading

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One page query letter example

Some publications still take or require hardcopy proposals. Common sense dictates that such a query should not go over a page. But what does that look like? The proposal below fills out a single 8 1/2 by 12 inch piece of paper. … Continue reading

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Research completed for query letter

Just got back from some fabulous country. Backcountry, actually, around the mountains near Gerlach, Nevada. That city is the jumping off point for Burning Man on Labor Day weekend. The photo shows how it looked when I left. Be sure … Continue reading

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